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New York Times, Monday, November 1, 1954

48-Down : Drygoods merchant.

Author:
Alice Skodzus
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,952
Across
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Spirited quality. : DASH
5
Hard, overhand tennis stroke. : SMASH
10
Irish port. : CORK
14
Solo with orchestra. : ARIA
15
Volcano in Martinique. : PELEE
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Stratford's river. : AVON
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World War I treaty site. : VERSAILLES
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Fictional submarine man. : NEMO
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Typographers' union. : ITU
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Clandestine. : SECRET
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Oust. : DEPOSE
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Crackerjack. : NAILER
28
Superlative: Suffix. : MOST
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Agreed. : TALLIED
33
Runway for planes. : STRIP
36
Sicilian volcano. : AETNA
38
Author Clarence. : DAY
39
Ditch. : MOAT
40
River of Pakistan. : INDUS
41
Quick pull. : JERK
42
Dennis the Menace. : IMP
43
German city. : EMDEN
44
Out of date. : PASSE
45
4:30 P. M. : TEATIME
47
Kind of cheese. : EDAM
49
Rebounds. : CAROMS
51
Like corduroy. : RIBBED
55
Supposed. : OPINED
57
Chester ___ Arthur. : ALAN
59
Prior to. : ERE
60
Go through mud. : SLOG
61
Having a part omitted. : ELLIPTICAL
64
Embodiment. : SOUL
65
Flour sifter. : SIEVE
66
"___ be in England ... " : OHTO
67
Part of a church. : APSE
68
Kitchen accessory. : TIMER
69
Persons interested in the new. : NEOS
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Lawyer Lilienthal. : DAVID
2
Mountain crest. : ARETE
3
Sugary solution. : SIRUP
4
Is affected by. : HAS
5
Treats with malice. : SPITES
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Dissolve. : MELT
7
One of the Dulleses. : ALLEN
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Comprehend. : SEE
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Mercenaries of 1776. : HESSIANS
10
Cross out. : CANCEL
11
Disregards. : OVERRIDES
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Capital city. : ROME
13
Harness hitch. : KNOT
18
Ancient story teller. : AESOP
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Girl's name. : ELLA
25
Neglect. : OMIT
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Harmonize. : ATTUNE
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One after the other. : TANDEM
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Handles on a bowl. : EARS
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Van ___. : DYKE
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Struck. : SMIT
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Volume. : TOME
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Grasping. : RAPACIOUS
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Netherlands commune. : EDE
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Not decorous. : IMMODEST
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Side piece of a window. : JAMB
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European country. : EIRE
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Oils. : PAINT
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Muddle. : TANGLE
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Drygoods merchant. : DRAPER
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City in Oregon. : SALEM
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___-de-mer (sea cucumber). : BECHE
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Muse. : ERATO
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Greek island. : DELOS
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Greek mountain. : OSSA
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Fall on water. : PLOP
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How some TV programs originate. : LIVE
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A deck of cards. : LII
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Electrically charged atom. : ION

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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